X Factor 2012: Rylan Clark takes Nicole Scherzinger to Essex!

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

X Factor star Rylan Clark spent the day in his home county of Essex today with mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

As well as visiting his family and pals, Rylan also stopped by former TOWIE star Amy Child's Salon for some filming for this weekend's latest live show.

Rylan tweeted this morning: "Today's the day.... I'm bringing @NicoleScherzy home to essex x"

He added: "On way to @AmyChildsSalon can't wait to see my Amy x @MissAmyChilds x"

And posting a picture of himself with Nicole and Amy, Rylan later told his followers: "Can't wait for you all to see this Saturday ! Vajazzles galore !!!!! @MissAmyChilds @NicoleScherzy"

Amy Childs meanwhile has backed Rylan to join the cast of TOWIE next year, even though she quit the show a year ago.

Writing in her column for new! magazine, Amy said: "There was a story last week claiming the TOWIE producers want The X Factor's Rylan Clark to join the show and I can totally believe it.

"I think he would be fantastic and bring lots of drama."

Defending her pal, Amy added: "Lots of people have been saying he is fake and fame hungry but that's not true. He is real and doesn't put on an act - he's like that in real life."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues this Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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